Post Edited By Moderator (Red_34) : 5/7/2010 5:29:39 AM (GMT-6)
Thanks for the diet Jjay.
I read an article online several months ago about this and emailed Dr. Gearry at Box Hill Hospital for more information. He wasn't able to give me an exact diet then (as he recommended first consulting with a specific dietician in Australia and then getting fructose and lactose breath testing done - not easy to do as I'm in the USA) but he emailed me a pdf with a summary of the results of the study on IBD and FODMAPs.
I don't know whether/how we are able to post pdf's on the forum otherwise I'd post it for others to read (if anyone knows how to do this then please get back to me).
Post Edited (Jjay) : 12/21/2007 8:26:39 PM (GMT-7)
Just in case Tabitha isn't able to post the document, would it be possible to kindly email the entire diet to me? (my email ID is listed on my profile). Also, in the pdf that I have on the study it mentions the success rate of people on the diet who followed cookbooks that were given to them. Do you know anything about these cookbooks? Thanks for your efforts!
Post Edited (Jjay) : 12/31/2007 1:27:18 PM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (Jjay) : 12/21/2007 8:11:04 PM (GMT-7)
It is my first time posting here and so I was interested to see something about diet.
I am currently healing myself through diet but NOT the diet shown by the original poster Jjay.
I will just give you a little bit of background:
I have been sick since 1998 but only officially diagnosed in 2003.
I went through the drug rigmarole from 2003 to 2005.
In 2005, I decided no more drugs because the drugs were giving me horrible side effects (i.e.) inner anger, depression, suicidal, outer rage, short temper, massive weight gain, moon face, excessive hair growth in all the wrong places, etc… etc…
I was on very high doses and a variety of different pills. Every time the doctor reduced the dosages, I would get another flare-up. Last time I saw the doctor, he wanted to put me on a drug that had potential skin cancer side effects and he told me I would be on drugs for the rest of my life.
At that stage, I decided to completely stop taking the drugs and search for an alternative more natural route.
For one year, I had some luck (under the care of a naturopath) keeping the UC under control using vitamins and minerals but that was unstainable and expensive in the long run. I stopped the vitamins in early 2007 and progressively went down hill again.
By August 2007, I felt I was at deaths door; I was very sick and in a lot of pain and very reluctantly thought about drugs again. I was basically confined to the house and if I went out, I had to know the locations of all public toilets in the neighbourhood. This is quite embarrassing but I often had to wear protective underwear when out in public.
However, at the end of August my miracle occurred, I read the book “Self Healing Colitis & Crohn's” by David Klein. I started taking his dietary advice at the beginning of September and felt 1000% better within two weeks.
I feel like a completely different person. I have loads of energy and feel great. In August, I could barely drag myself out of bed and always had a sleep in the afternoons. Now I am exercising on a daily basis.
If I stick to David Klein’s dietary advice 100%, my UC is completely under control 100%.
I have NO affiliation with David Klein. I am simply passing this information on, as it has helped me so very much. Do with it what you will.
I would love to hear if anyone else has had success with following David Klein’s advice?
Bye for now.
Thank you for you input regarding David Klein's diet. However, you do no give any details of the diet. Could you please explain what kind of foods can been eaten and what foods need to be avoided on the diet. It might benefit others who are troubled with UC or Crohns disease.
Jjay – I purposely didn’t give any additional diet information because (in my mind) if someone is interested, they will take whatever information is given and run with it (i.e.) they will do their own research when the time is right for them.
In other words, for an oak tree to grow, you need to plant the seed first!
From my own past experience, there is nothing worse than to “feel” you are being lectured to.
There is no way on earth, that I could explain the concepts and research contained within one book in a couple of paragraphs, so I didn’t bother trying.
If you are interested in finding out more, please buy the book or borrow the book from your local library – at least that way you will get the correct and full information from the proper source, instead of hearing it second hand from me.
Judilyn – David Klein is indeed a proponent of the raw food diet. I can’t comment on his breast feeding views, as I have never heard or read about them.
Personally, I was not inclined to be raw vegan to start with either, but when it comes down to it, I now have NO choice in the matter.
My two very favourite food items in the entire universe were chicken and cheese.
Unfortunately, when I was diagnosed with UC, I was also diagnosed as lactose intolerant.
David Klein says in his book ..........and I QUOTE:
"it is apparent to the author that meat (any animal flesh) is the single most causative dietary factor with C&C. The author has never seen or heard of a case of complete and lasting healing of C&C where the person continued to eat meat”.
I actually heard about David Klein and his diet over five years ago but at that time I was also a non-believer in the raw vegan approach, so I pretty much ignored his valuable advice.
When I was first sick / diagnosed, I pretty much ate what I wanted, when I wanted. However, because of that idiotic decision on my part, until recently I have been suffering because of it. My God, how I wish I had followed his advice, when I first heard about it.
You seriously don’t have to “inclined to be a vegan to start with” to follow his advice (although it may help with the transition) but to anyone who has done the rounds and is looking for an alternative to drugs and surgery or to anyone who is “at the end of their tether”, his advice will help you immensely.
Anyway as I said, I use to be narrow-minded to his views, but now I know different from personal experience.
So all I can do (going on my past views, feelings and experiences) is plant the seed with others.
Please read the book whether you buy, borrow, beg or steal it - (yes, that last suggestion was a joke - so please don't sue me if you get caught!)
Sick since 1998 – finally diagnosed 2003.
No drugs (last drugs were taken in 2005).
Healing myself thorough diet & natural methods.
Using plant derived MultiGest Enzymes capsules as part of diet.